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Bangladesh wrap South Africa up within a day

South Africa batsman Dean Elgar
Dean Elgar scored 47 on day one of the first Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong.
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Bangladesh 7-0 (Kayes 5 no)
South Africa 248 (Bavuma 54)
First Test, Chittagong, day one

Mustafizur Rahman continued his dream run with a sensational debut, helping Bangladesh dismiss South Africa for 248 on day one of the first Test in Chittagong. 

South Africa won the toss and opted to bat first, Stiaan van Zyl (34), cracking two fours in the first over from Mohammad Shahid (0-34).

South Africa’s opening partnership was steady, crossing fifty in the 13th over. However, Mahmudullah (1-9) gave Bangladesh the first breakthrough with a harmless delivery down the leg-side that was edged to the wicket-keeper by van Zyl.

Faf du Plessis (48) did well to keep the scoreboard moving along taking South Africa into lunch with a four reaching 104 for one after 28 overs.

The brakes were applied by Shahid who bowled six maiden overs in a row during one spell and nine overall in the innings, as South Africa managed just 32 runs in 18 overs in the post-lunch session.

That resulted in the end of a 78-run partnership and a double blow. Dean Elgar (47) was the first to go, edging one to the keeper.

A couple of balls later, South Africa went to 136 for three when Shakib Al Hasan (1-45) trapped du Plessis LBW as both set batsmen missed out on half-centuries.

South Africa went into tea 165 for three after 57 overs, having scored just 61 runs in 29 overs during the session.

The post-tea session turned out to be even better for Bangladesh as they took seven South African wickets.

The collapse was triggered by Mustafizur (4-37) who narrowly missed out on a hat-trick taking three wickets in four balls in the 60th over.

South Africa were 136 for one at one point and went to 176 for six by the end of the triple-wicket maiden.

Mustafizur got Hashim Amla (13) to nick one to the wicket-keeper and trapped JP Duminy (0) LBW the very next ball, although Bangladesh had to review it since the umpire’s original decision was not out.

A couple of balls later Quinton de Kock (0) lost his off stump, missing a full and low delivery before Vernon Philander (24) and Temba Bavuma (54) added 35 for the eighth wicket.

Shahid, who had bowled brilliantly to start the slide through pressure, couldn’t pick up the wicket he deserved when Philander was dropped in the slips by Imrul Kayes only for Jubair Hossain (3-53) to get him edging one to Shakib in the slip the next over.

Jubair further dented any chances of a South African fightback by picking up two wickets in three balls.

First he removed Simon Harmer (9) with a loose delivery to end a 29-run ninth-wicket partnership and then he got Dale Steyn (2) to hole out to mid-off.

The new ball was taken as soon as it was available. Shahid missed out on a wicket yet again when Bavuma was dropped off his first over with the new ball - once again, Kayes was the guilty fielder.

Mustafizur saw him off soon after, however, as Bavuma pulled one straight to deep midwicket.

South Africa were all out for 248 in the 84th over with Mustafizur grabbing four wickets on debut, aided well by Jubair, even though Shahid, the only wicket-less bowler in the innings, deserved a lot of credit.

Bangladesh had to bat out two overs before stumps which Tamim Iqbal (1 not out) and Kayes (5 not out) managed to negotiate safely as they ended the day on seven for no loss.

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